#1
My brother just came round with THIS. 3 words- It. Fucking. Rules.

It sounds amazing I tell you. £80 off eBay and it slays... its capable of pretty much every metal tone you can think of. I was playing some Killswitch Engage on it, the chug it gives out is absolutely amazing and the pinches I was doing on the low C were unbelieveable, the just pop right out. It pulls off Thrash tones when you roll back the mids, perfect for a really dry Megadeth-type sound. The high end was to die for, my sweeps sounded awesome and the 'ISP' control changes the distortion from 'American' to 'British'.

The only bad thing about this is the noise, you get a LOT of background hum. Seriously though, if you're looking for a new metal distortion pedal, GET IT. It has more gain than you'll ever need and I swear, it sounded nicer than the Single Rectifier I tried out a while ago.

I know it sounds like I work for the company or something, but I was far too impressed to not tell everyone on here just how good it sounded.
#3
I have it, use it through the clean channel of my DSL401 and at band practice because it sounds more like a valve amp that the solid states that are there.
#4
Only issue: According to http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackstar-HT-Series-HTDISTX-Tube-High-Gain-Distortion-Guitar-Effects-Pedal?sku=152009&src=3SOSWXXA, it's at least 100 dollars more than MM. Also, in Noth America, used British gems are hard to come by. You are lucky your brother can get it second hand, but not us.

Of course, it's more valuable than that krank distortion pedal.
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#6
yeah last time I went to guitar center, they had a tone of these... looked cool, didnt actually get to play one though... They have a lot of different types of those things too...

After I build this tubescreamer I'm about to, the next thing I build I want it to have some kinda tube in it... something like this would be badass too, haha
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#7
Quote by ICANSEEYOU7687
yeah last time I went to guitar center, they had a tone of these... looked cool, didnt actually get to play one though... They have a lot of different types of those things too...

After I build this tubescreamer I'm about to, the next thing I build I want it to have some kinda tube in it... something like this would be badass too, haha

the tubes in the pedals dont really do anything. 9v is no where near close enough to push a preamp tube.
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#9
ahh did not see that. but most other pedals with tubes in them are rubbish.
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#10
Quote by sg622
ahh did not see that. but most other pedals with tubes in them are rubbish.



How many have you tried? The Vox Big Ben and the Bulldogs are great, heavy duty too. The Damage Control pedals are decent too, Demonizer is a great pedal, built like a tank to boot.
#11
do they really use the tubes in it?
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#12
Not very good value here unfortunately, imo.
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#13
While i was banned i saw some guys over at Harmony Central talking about these and rating them very highly. I haven't taken time to listen to demos and theres too many controls for me personally but it seems excellent
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Quote by Tom_hatton
My brother just came round with THIS. 3 words- It. Fucking. Rules.


lol that is the best endorsement for a product that i have ever heard. they need to put that in their ads or something lol
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#16
Quote by sg622
the tubes in the pedals dont really do anything. 9v is no where near close enough to push a preamp tube.

They're 16V, not 9.
#17
Quote by Tom_hatton
They're 16V, not 9.

Doesn't matter, since 16V is still way too little (AFAIK, correct me if I'm wrong). What matters is that the pedals operate the tubes at 300V.
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Quote by Fama
Doesn't matter, since 16V is still way too little (AFAIK, correct me if I'm wrong). What matters is that the pedals operate the tubes at 300V.

Those pedals aren't 16v, they are run at 300 volts. It says so right on the info page at guitar center's website.